Sunday, 4 May 2014

Northampton Blogger Meet Up #1

Last Sunday was the day of the Northampton Blogger Meet which had to be one of the most anticipated and exciting days of the year, well for me anyway. Nothing beats a good blogger meet up, but the fact that it was held in my little town of Northampton was just a huge bonus. I always knew that there where other bloggers in Northampton including the lovely Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter who we all know and love, but I had no idea just how many amazing bloggers there where right on my very door step. Mia over at Pretty Electric and her sister Amber who blogs at Amber's Beauty Talk organised an incredible local meetup which is a day that will go down in blogger history for sure (well certainly in my little history book).

As you can see from the picture above there was quite a few us Northamptonshire girls and it was so lovely getting to know and talk to everyone. The day started off at Revolutions bar where we were able to have a mingle and get to know one another over a cocktail or two. I can't think of a better way to relax and calm everyone's nerves than over an alcoholic beverage. Fear not though ladies it was 12 O'Clock which made it perfectly acceptable and okay to be drinking at this time. However I am the complete exception to this as I forgot my ID and despite telling the bar lady that I was 26 she would only let me order a non alcoholic cocktail - delicious it was nevertheless.

After a good mingle, we had a lovely lady called Becky from Harlequin Cosmetics that took the opportunity to showcase some amazing handmade soaps, shower gels, lip balms and incredible smelling body butters. All of her cosmetics are made in her kitchen at home which I think is incredible (how nice must her home smell?). It was inspiring to see another blogger who had taken it upon herself to start her own business and create lovely beauty bits in her own home. My pictures really don't do her products justice, but if you have the time be sure to take a little look at her website here.

After spending a fair bit of time at Revs, don't worry we didn't go too mad on the cocktails it was time for some food. Pizza Express was on the menu which excited me to no end as I had never actually been to one before. The food really didn't disappoint, it was so delicious and I had such a blast talking and getting to know the girls sat around the table.

With our bellies full and any alcohol soaked up it was time to kill some time and do a little bit of shopping around town. It wasn't long before we were due at our local Lush store, which was possibly the most favourite part of my day. I am a huge Lush fan, so I was beyond excited to go and hang out at the Lush store out of shopping hours. The guys at Lush really looked after us and I had so much fun trying, testing and smelling all the Lush goodies. I won't go into too much detail about what we got up too at Lush as I have another post planned for this, so keep your eyes pealed for that. 

I honestly had the best time at the Northampton Blogger Meet, not only was it amazing to meet some local bloggers but the actual day was so well thought out and planned. Mia and Amber did such a fantastic job and I can't thank them enough for their efforts. Not only did they organise a wonderful day but they also surprised us with the most incredible goody bags; I was actually speechless when I opened mine at home and had a good look though it all WOW is all I can say. 

A big WOW indeed, sorry for all the pictures but I was struggling to get everything into just the one picture. As you can see there is such an incredible selection of goodies which just makes me speechless. How amazingly well did Mia do? She must have worked her little socks off and I can't thank her and Amber enough. As the neat freak in me had to find a home for everything as soon as I got in, I now realise that I've missed out a handful of things that were also included in the goody bag including a sample of the Benefit Bad Gal Mascara which I cannot wait to try! I've already started to work my way though this lot, but if there is anything you would like to see a full review of then please let me know.

I had such a brilliant day and I would love to know what your thoughts are on blogger meet ups and if you've been to any yourself, be sure to let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Oh wowsa!! How amazing. You got suuuch lovely goodies!! I'm so jel.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  2. It sounds like a great day :) The cocktails is a great idea to calm nerves as I imagine I would be quite shy at a meet up! Although if there is ever one in the South East I'd love to go! x
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  3. Looks like loads of fun :)

  4. So glad you enjoyed it, it was lovely to meet you!
    Cocktails again soon! :)

  5. Yay I love these photos Danielle, especially the Bodhi one - have you tried them yet? LOVE! So glad you enjoyed the day it was so lovely to meet you :) xx

  6. Oh my gosh I too live in Northampton! This looked like so much fun and the photography is fantastic!
    Glad you had a good time :)

    Jade x

  7. OMG I live in northampton too! Can't believe theres so many bloggers here!



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